Department of Education
The purpose of teacher education at WTAMU is to prepare professional educators who are academically and technically proficient, reflective in practice, committed to intellectual empowerment of others and guided by the larger democratic purposes of American education.
The teacher education program is University-wide in scope, each individual department making its contribution to the program. The director of teacher education is the administrative officer of the University who is immediately responsible for the teacher education program. The director is chairman of the Teacher Education Unit, composed of faculty members chosen from the four colleges of the University. The Unit has the responsibility for approval of the teacher education curricula of the University and approval of admissions criteria to the teacher education program.
Dr. Judy Williams
Recent Development Regarding Testing
House Bill 2205, signed by Governor Abbott and effective September 1, 2015, limits the number of times a candidate may take an exam: "A person may not retake an examination more than four times … a person who initially took an examination before September 1, 2015, may retake the examination up to four times after that date, regardless of the number of times that the person attempted to perform satisfactorily on the examination before that date." It is important that you prepare for the exam prior to taking it, a list of Test Preparation Resources is available for your use.
WT's educator preparation programs are rated "accredited" by the Texas Education Agency's Accountability System for Educator Preparation: Consumer Information about Educator Preparation Programs.
WTAMU's Title II Institutional Report may be accessed on the U.S. Department of Education website: https://title2.ed.gov.